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• Francona said Thursday that starter Ubaldo Jimenez had a "healthy" bullpen session Wednesday. On Friday, Francona corrected himself, noting that there were no health issues with Jimenez, who is scheduled to throw a side session Saturday in preparation for his next start Tuesday.

"Is that what I said? Maybe I misspoke," Francona said. "I meant that his stride foot was closed and he was throwing the ball downhill. I think I meant to say 'crisp.' [Healthy] was a bad word [to use]. He's very healthy. My point was he had a good side session, and we're trying to build off that."

• Kazmir, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a right ribcage strain, threw off a mound in a bullpen session Friday for the first time since sustaining the injury April 1. Barring any setbacks, Kazmir (eligible to be activated Wednesday) could be an option to start April 20, which is the first date Cleveland requires a fifth starter.

"That could potentially be Kazmir," Francona said Friday. "We'll see. If it's not Kazmir, we would certainly bring somebody up."

• The Indians had their scheduled games against the Yankees on Wednesday and Thursday postponed because of rain. It marked the first time since 2007, when Cleveland's first four home games were snowed out, that the Tribe had consecutive games called because of inclement weather.

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